Cali Road Trip: Yosemite

During our Californian road trip it felt like everywhere we visited was building up to our visit to Yosemite National Park. When we finally arrived Yosemite was very impressive, it was by far the highlight of our California road trip! From the moment we arrived in the Yosemite area the whole experience felt surreal, there was outstanding beauty at every corner and striking backdrops all around. I couldn’t help myself, I took hundreds of pictures over the two days and nights, but everywhere is postcard perfect so it would have been rude not to! Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Yosemite”

Cali Road Trip: Santa Cruz

After changing our plans due to the mega landslide on the Californian coast at the time of our travels we had one night spare and needed a new destination to visit, we chose Santa Cruz and I’m so glad that we did. Our original plan was to drive down from Monterey to Cambria and then up to Yosemite National Park.  However, with the road damage it was possible to still get to Cambria but it would have meant a 40+ mile diversion in land and no scenic coastal drive for us which would have been a huge shame. It turned out that our hotel booking in Cambria was the only hotel that hadn’t been paid for and we had no problems cancelling it – it was almost like it was meant to be! Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Santa Cruz”

Cali Road Trip: Monterey & Carmel

After our busy couple of days in San Francisco our road trip finally begun as we picked up our BMW 4 series convertible and hit the road. If you’ve been to San Francisco before you will already know how steep and abundant the hills are – thank god all of the cars are automatic, I would definitely not have been ready for those hill starts! Saying that I did leave all of the driving to James as he wasn’t daunted by driving on the other side of the road like I was. Our first overnight stop was in Monterey, an idyllic small fishing town around 2 and half hours from San Francisco. Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Monterey & Carmel”

Cali Road Trip: San Francisco

I was sat in work on an average weekday when I received an email to say I had won a pair of flights to San Francisco with Thomas Cook Airlines – what an exciting surprise (I’d like to say a huge thank you to Thomas Cook Airlines if you are reading this)! I text my other half and once we were both over the initial excitement we started planning our trip right away. Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: San Francisco”